Call For Proposals on Anton - Specialized Biomolecular Simulations Supercomputer

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) is soliciting proposals for computer time on Anton, a special-purpose supercomputer for molecular dynamics simulation designed by D.E. Shaw Research (DESRES).  A next-generation Anton machine (Anton 2) will be installed in Fall 2016, replacing the original Anton system that is currently in production use at PSC (Anton 1). This Anton 2 system will be approximately 4 times faster than Anton 1 and nearly 100 times faster than the previous state of the art.  Anton 2 will also support simulations containing nearly 5 times as many atoms as Anton 1 (~700,000 atoms).  The machine will be made available without cost by DESRES for non-commercial research use by universities and other not-for-profit institutions and will be hosted by PSC.

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The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm EDT, Thursday, June 23, 2016.